Being able to communicate well can open many doors. It allows a person to share their ideas clearly and powerfully, to enjoy increased feelings of confidence, and much more. The development of communication skills should therefore be a high priority for many kids and teens as they progress through school.
To enhance your child’s communication skills far beyond those of the average student in their grade level, and to give them an advantage that can last a lifetime, enrolling them in summer courses that teach writing skills is a great idea. Here are a few of the reasons why.
Summer break is something many children look forward to all year, eager to spend time outdoors, play with friends, and enjoy a little rest after working hard throughout the school year. Unfortunately, for some students, the time off during summer break can cause children to forget some of the writing and reading skills they developed, as there isn’t ongoing practice to keep those skills sharp. As a result, the beginning of the next school year often involves catching up to the level of ability they had at the beginning of summer.
A Summer Enrichment program for writing provides the type of challenge and practice that can not only help scholars avoid losing their skills over the summer, but can also help them improve. Through individual and group work, your child can develop their writing, analysis, and vocabulary skills, and personalized assistance from our educators ensures scholars have all the support they need for any areas they find challenging. When they return to school in the fall, this added practice and assistance can help them skip the regular catch-up period and excel far beyond the rest of their class.
A good communicator knows that while having good ideas is an asset, it’s also important to know the best way to communicate those ideas to an audience.
For example, someone writing a research paper on American society in the 1800s should use formal language, structured arguments, and other elements expected of academic work. On the other hand, someone writing a short story about a child growing up in America in the 1800s is free to use simpler language and can write more creatively, both of which can make a story more entertaining for readers. No matter the type of writing, understanding the expectations of the work’s audience can help ensure a good reception.
A+ summer courses for middle school students and high school students are a great way to master many different styles of writing—including narrative essays, short stories, and research papers, for example. Through exploring and writing various texts, and in developing skills in organization, analysis, and editing, your child can become a great all-around communicator. In their future studies and beyond, this can help them deliver messages effectively, no matter what the format of the writing happens to be.
The July session for the A+ program’s writing courses has already started, but it’s not too late to sign up for August classes. Be sure to enroll soon!
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